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Marjorie Bates Prints



Marjorie Bates Prints



Marjorie Bates produced a large number of "topographical" scenes which were turned into framed prints by a local printing firm in Nottingham (probably W.A.Lewitt of Friar Lane, Nottingham). It is believed they were mostly produced between the two world wars. These are scenes of popular subjects from all round the UK and are often mistaken for original watercolours, pastels or drawings. They appear to be personally signed by the artist.







Marjorie Bates Prints


A couple of examples are shown on this page which show Anne Hathaway's Cottage (where Shakespeare's wife was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Broadway (a picturesque village in the Cotswolds).  Other pictures that are known are of St.Pauls in London, St.Martin in the Fields and National Gallery in London, Conway Castle, Marie Corelli's House in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Bear & The Billet in Chester, Tudor House in Stratford-upon-Avon, Exchequer Gate in Lincoln, The Steep in Lincoln, Upper Bridge St in Chester, High Street in Salisbury and several scenes of Nottingham.





Many of these prints were framed by Boots (the existing Boots the Chemists retail chain whose head office is in Nottingham and who ventured into all kinds of sidelines in the early 1900s). Note that the value of these prints is relatively low, although they seem to be appreciated by many people for their elegant composition. Panvertu gets a lot of inquiries concerning these prints but there is little more to say and their value makes them of little interest commercially.



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